How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Iran

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This page contains a step by step guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're visiting Iran by using the Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Iran from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a city like Tehran we also recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Iran [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Iranian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Iran

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Iran?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Iran by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Iran?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Iran is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Iranians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Iranian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Iran using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Iran?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Iranian power outlet

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Iranian power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Iranian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your lasts 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Wikipedia.org entry about Iran
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters